THE LIME - BEAUTIFUL DAY



THE LIME - "Beautiful Day" / "Satisfied" (Dot 45-17298) September 1969

I have the earlier Lime single from 1967 on the Westwood label where they offer a groovy "Love A-Go-Go" with a spirited version of "Soul Kitchen." I don't know why I've never highlighted that single here before but the seed has started to germinate in my mind so I'll bring it soon.

First though is their one and only single on Dot Records. Both sides were released earlier in 1969 on their own Interpolation label. Here's an extract of a Steve Sanders interview on 60sgaragebands.com
Steve was The Lime's guitarist.

"Our second recording session was done at Cleveland Recording with Kenny Hammond as the engineer. The single "Beautiful Day" came out of that. Richie Greenbaum (aka Dick Whittington) helped produce that one.  

We had a string ensemble from the Cleveland Orchestra.  It was released on our own label, Interpolation, and later picked up by Paramount's Dot Records (Dot 17298).  "Beautiful Day" had a four-star pick in Cashbox/Record World magazine in '68 predicting our band "was going to go far with this little ditty". (Note: the flipside was a cover of The Dantes "Satisfied." 

The unreleased 'Love Seeds,' 'Questions,' 'Pretty Girl Why' and 'Something On My Mind' were also also recorded during this session)  


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